Date: 7th September 2015 at 2:43pm
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A strong Blues U21 side fell to a third loss of the season at St Andrews as visitors Leeds United ran out 2-1 winners last week.
Leeds started the game brightly, Alex Purver had an early chance for the away side, Wes Harding`s clearance fell to the United midfielder, his volley was powerfully struck but fired past Adam Legzdins post.
Blues gradually got a hold of the game, Charlee Adams was teed up by fellow midfielder Liam Truslove. Truslove`s free kick was parried by the Leeds keeper, Adams cushioned his header towards Koby Arthur at the back post, only for it to fly over the Ghanaian striker.
Just before the half time whistle, Leeds then undeservedly took the lead, attacker Eoghan Stokes latched onto the end of Kalvin Phillips free kick and dispatched it into the top corner.
Blues came out fighting, once again Richard Beale`s side battled back with an encouraging second half display. Viv Solomon came close for Blues after being teed up by the impressive Liam Truslove.
As Blues continued to impress, they were caught napping once again. Kalvin Phillips was involved once again, his bursting run was cut short by Blues keeper Adam Legzdins and earned his side a penalty. The midfielder stepped up to wrap up an impressive performance for the young winger.
Blues did however provide some consolation; Striker Alex Jones bagged his first goal of the season as he prodded home from close range after a curling cross from the left evaded the United keeper.
The game dually ended with yet another loss for the Blues as Richard Beale and his U21 side will look to gain a first three points of the season as they travel to Bristol City on Thursday afternoon.

Blues Under-21s: Legzdins, Eardley, Hancox, Adams, Cogley (c), Harding, Arthur, Baba (McDonald 59), Jones, Truslove (O`Neill 73) , Solomon-Otabor

Subs not used: Trueman, McFarlane, Seddon.

Leeds United Under-21s: Grimes, Coyle, Skelton, Vann, Denton, Purver, Phillips, Doukara, Erwin, Stokes, Mulhern (Walters 67).

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